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Missal stand

Unknown author17th century

Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Coimbra, Portugal

This scissor-folding missal stand (shokendai) is made of Japanese pine, covered with black lacquer (urushi), red lacquer with gold dust (maki-é) and a mother-of-pearl inlay (raden). This valuable piece is part of a group called "Jesuit lacquers" and represents the cultural crossing between the two geographically distant peoples.

Details

  • Title: Missal stand
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 17th century
  • Physical Location: Machado de Castro National Museum, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 50.5 cm x 31.2 cm x 3.5 cm
  • Provenance: Unknown
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: Photo: DGPC/ADF - Photographic Documentation Archive
  • Medium: Made of Japanese pine, covered with black lacquer, red lacquer with gold dust and a mother-of-pearl inlay

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